Transition. Change. Escape. Releasing baggage. Better times ahead.
The Six of Swords tarot card often appears in times of change — moving, traveling, changing jobs, etc. It indicates that now is a good time to make a needed transition. It can signal that you are moving away from troublesome situations toward a period of peace and harmony.
The Six of Swords urges you to rely on your rational mind rather than your emotions to carry you through the current transition. You may be moving through turbulent emotions but are headed for a calm future where you can see things clearly.
Sometimes, the Six of Swords will appear when you need help from others to move through or away from a difficult situation. The change you seek is a team effort — you can’t do this alone.
When the Six of Swords comes up in a tarot card reading it could indicate that you’re transitioning through a rite of passage or mental shift on an internal level. Your daily surroundings may not change, but the way you experience them will.
How to Read the Six of Swords Tarot Card Reversed
Resistance to change. Unfinished business.
The Six of Swords reversed might indicate that you’re running away from something that still needs to be dealt with. You’re forcing a change but haven’t tied up the loose ends yet.
When the Six of Swords appears reversed you may be resisting a needed change in your life. Your current situation is coming to an end but you don’t want to take the necessary steps to put it to rest and move forward. Perhaps this change has been forced on upon you, but try to focus on the benefits rather than what you’re reluctant to leave behind.
The reversed Six of Swords can also indicate delayed plans.